"Duck Dynasty" Phil Robertson's Theology: Dead or Alive? -- Sightings
You may have heard about Phil Robertson's comments about Gays, African Americans, and a variety of other groups. Phil has been derided on the left and defended on the right. His network suspended him and then brought him back. For some of us, the problem with Robertson, besides his seemingly backward views, is that he claims to base them on his religion. For some of us who are his co-religionists, we would rather he not equate his bigoted views with Christianity -- or at least without somehow letting people know that this is his version of Christianity. In any case, as a Christian Phil's views don't represent my understanding of Christianity. And the more that comes out, the clearer this becomes. In this Sightings essay, Sightings editor and University of Chicago Divinity School Ph.D. student Myriam Renaud speaks to his rather wooden interpretation and compares it to more nuanced and reflective views. I would invite you the reader to take a read and see what you think.